Deputy Sheriff William P. Colbert

Deputy Sheriff William P. Colbert

St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 1948

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William P. Colbert

Deputy Sheriff William Colbert was killed in a crash at Lindbergh Boulevard and Missouri Bottoms Road while responding to a burglary call.

Deputy Colbert was on his way to investigate two burglaries on Lindbergh Boulevard when a truck pulled out in front of his patrol car. Deputy Colbert was transported to a local hospital where he died eight hours later.

Deputy Colbert had served with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office for over three years. He was survived by his four daughters, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

burglary, vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Colbert,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 25, 2023

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